Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship
Linda Ganzini, M.D., M.P.H.
Director of Division of Geriatric Psychiatry
The Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program
The OHSU Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship is a 12-month training experience that qualifies graduates for the ABPN Certification of Added Qualification in Geriatric Psychiatry. We provide a balanced experience in geriatric psychiatry, geriatric neurology, and geriatric medicine, as well as opportunities for the development of the Fellow's teaching skills. Supervisors include six geriatric psychiatrists, three neurologists, and one geriatric medicine specialist. Rotations are available in outpatient geriatric psychiatry clinic, long-term care, movement disorders clinic, dementia clinic (OHSU and VA), an inpatient geriatric psychiatry unit, geriatric medicine assessment clinic, Multnomah County Aging and Protective Services, electroconvulsive therapy clinic, and consultation to inpatient medical and surgical services. Electives are available in palliative care and older women's mental health. Settings include VA Portland Health Care System, OHSU, State of Oregon Mental Health Services, and Multnomah County Aging Services.
The Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program was funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs in 1991 and is currently directed by Linda Ganzini, M.D., M.P.H.
The program has received full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) since its inception. Several program graduates, who are staff geropsychiatrists at OHSU and Portland VAMC, participate as principal faculty in this Fellowship program.
The program has no required night of weekend call.
All members of the combined OHSU/VA Psychiatry faculty, and all graduates of the program to date, have ABPN subspecialty in geriatric psychiatry.